Watch for Billikens in Thanksgiving Day Parade
Members of the SLU community, Billiken families and the Billiken himself will strut
their stuff in this year’s Turkey Day parade in downtown St. Louis on Thursday, Nov.
SLU is a co-grand marshal in this year's Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade in honor of
its bicentennial year festivities. This is the first year in the parade’s 33-year
history that SLU and its Billikens have joined in the festive march.
The parade will be shown live on KMOV-TV Ch. 4. The parade will step off at 8:45 a.m. and proceed from 7th and Market Streets through
downtown. The parade ends at 20th Street.
SLU joins over 130 parade units, balloon figures, marching bands from around the region
and old St. Nick himself to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and start to the holiday
Students, faculty, staff members, alumni and Billiken families are invited to take
part by walking and wearing their SLU blue in the parade.
The time commitment is from approximately 8 to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and
breakfast treats will be provided to the SLU Crew. Those participating will receive a custom Billiken hat and scarf to keep them cozy
along the route.
To register your group for this special event, click here.
For more information on SLU’s 200th anniversary, visit SLU’s bicentennial.